Tape Loop Improvisations: Volume Twenty One, July 4th, 1989
by Herd Of The Ether Space
Throughout the 1980's, members of the Taped Rugs Productions family gathered in various groupings many times to create and record improvised avant garde music on a Frippertronics-style tape loop system. The recordings were saved; sometimes copies were made for the participants or for individual listeners, but no copies were made available to the general public until early 1989. That's when Charles Rice Goff III, Killr "Mark" Kaswan, and Robert Silverman actually came up with the name: HERD OF THE ETHER SPACE to refer to this loose-knit band of sonic explorers.
This archive series presents unaltered Herd Of The Ether Space tape loop improvisations from the 1980's in the chronological order in which they were created.
Recorded July 4th, 1989 in Oakland, California
Jeff Easter: digital keyboard
Will Flanagan (aka Will Marston): electronic bass; acoustic guitar
Charles Rice Goff III: electronic guitar, phonographs, tape manipulation, effects
Matt Lauten: modified electronic keyboard
1) Revolution 4
2) 4 Divided By 4
3) Free Slaves
4) (4 X 4) + Hiss
6) Red White And Blue Cement
7) Before And After Pollution
All of these recordings were released by Taped Rugs Productions on the cassette: “Activism” in 1989. A jpeg image of the cover art for this tape is included in this archive.